Defects in SiC

E. Janzén, I. G. Ivanov, N. T. Son, B. Magnusson, Z. Zolnai, A. Henry, J. P. Bergman, L. Storasta, F. Carlsson

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Recent results from studies of shallow donors, pseudodonors, and deep level defects in SiC are presented. The selection rules for transitions between the electronic levels of shallow donors in 4H-SiC in the dipole approximation are derived and the ionization energy for the N donor at hexagonal site is determined. Optical and electrical studies of the DI center reveal the pseudodonor nature of this defect. Defects in high-purity semi-insulating (SI) SiC substrates including the carbon vacancy (VC), silicon vacancy (VSi), and (VC-CSi) pair are studied. The annealing behavior of these defects and their role in carrier compensation in SI 4H-SiC are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2003
EventProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Defects in (ICDS-22) - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: Jul 28 2003Aug 1 2003



  • Intrinsic defect
  • Pseudodonor
  • Semi-insulating
  • Shallow donor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Janzén, E., Ivanov, I. G., Son, N. T., Magnusson, B., Zolnai, Z., Henry, A., Bergman, J. P., Storasta, L., & Carlsson, F. (2003). Defects in SiC. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 340-342, 15-24.